Teeth Straightening

The general dentists of Vista Smiles offer our patients both Invisalign and FastBraces as a means of achieving a straighter, healthier smile. If you are interested, please contact Vista Smiles and schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate.

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You'll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

Since they were created in 1992 as an alternative to traditional braces, thousands of people have used Fastbraces® to get straighter, healthier smiles.  Fastbraces® move teeth roots and crowns at the same time, and as a result, most people can see success with Fastbraces® in about a year. To find out if Fastbraces® is right for you, call for an in-office evaluation.

To make an appointment, call us at (803) 779-9666!

conventional braces vs Fastbraces

The Research Agrees

The Fastbraces® System has undergone university research and testing to ensure safety and optimal performance for patients. Research confirmed the following key areas:

Teeth Move Easily
The university research showed the lowest friction with Fastbraces® patented braces system.

Lower Sensitivity
Research has shown “lower sensitivity” and greater “pain reduction” with Fastbraces®, “a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction” and “the lowest mean frictional forces” compared to the traditional braces tested.

Teeth Are Safe
Research has shown that the longer patients wear braces, the more root resorption (tooth root shortening) they have. University research in the same journal showed that Fastbraces® presented “even less root resorption” than the traditional systems tested. Fastbraces® believes this is due to the fact that it moves the whole tooth in one stage, and therefore patients don’t stay in braces a long time. Dr. Phillips has seen significant results in his patients using Fastbraces. To find out if Fastbraces is right for you call and come in for an evaluation.